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Argentina World Cup winner Brown dies at 62

Jose Luis Brown
Jose Luis Brown sails above England's Terry Butcher in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinal.

World Cup winner Jose Luis Brown, who scored Argentina's opening goal in the 1986 World Cup final against West Germany, has died at the age of 62, local media reported on Monday.

The country's football association confirmed the former central defender's death in a tweet, while former Argentina striker Gabriel Batistuta also tweeted his condolences.

Brown, affectionately referred to by his nickname "Tata," spent most of his playing career at Estudiantes, making close to 300 league appearances for...

Messi suspended three months by CONMEBOL

Alejandro Moreno says CONMEBOL went easy on Lionel Messi's punishment for accusing the organization of being corrupt during Copa America.
Lionel Messi doesn't feel he should've seen red for the Gary Medel altercation and feels Argentina should've been in the Copa America final.
Gabriel Jesus said Lionel Messi was wrong to question the authorities following Argentina's semifinal defeat to Brazil in Copa America.
Alejandro Moreno believes Lionel Messi may have endeared himself to the Argentina fans, but was 'irresponsible' for his comments that could land him a ban by CONMEBOL.

Argentina's Lionel Messi was banned for three months from international matches and fined $50,000 on Friday after accusing South America's governing body for football of "corruption" during the Copa America.

Messi criticised the officiating and members of CONMEBOL last month following Argentina's semifinal loss to Brazil and after the third-place match against Chile but later apologised for his statements.

CONMEBOL has given Messi and the Argentine Football Association seven days to appeal the...

Scaloni signs extension to remain Argentina coach

Caretaker manager Lionel Scaloni will not have Lionel Messi at his disposal for Argentina's September friendlies.
Lionel Scaloni will remain in charge of the Argentina national team for the start of CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying.

Lionel Scaloni will remain in charge of the Argentina national team for the upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

The Argentine Soccer Association (AFA) announced on Tuesday a deal to extend the contract for Scaloni, who guided Argentina to third place at this year's Copa America in Brazil.

"The AFA's executive committee has decided to continue with Lionel Scaloni as a coach during the next qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar that will begin next year," an AFA statement said.

Scaloni was part...